Library Bitesize: Check your source

Screenshot of the University's library search service, DiscoverEd

Event Details

  • Date: 24th May 2021
  • Time: 12:30 – 13:00
  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Audience: All Staff | All Students
  • Digital Capability: Digital Information, Data and Media Literacy
  • Booking Link: https://edin.ac/3t9oYPb

Event Overview

Students are often asked to read and cite academic, scholarly or peer-reviewed sources in their written work.

But what is an academic, scholarly or peer-reviewed source? How do you know that the information you find is appropriate for academic purposes?

This session will introduce you to different types of information source; how to search for and identify relevant sources and how to recognise or select resources appropriate to your subject or topic.

We will also recommend some critical evaluation criteria that will help you determine the quality of your sources and briefly cover some tools to help you manage your sources more effectively.

By the end of this session you should be able to:

  • Recognise and identify different types of information source (whether in print or electronic formats)
  • Perform effective searches to identify sources appropriate for academic purposes
  • Select and apply relevant criteria to critically evaluate sources
  • Manage search results effectively

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